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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Act 1, Part 1, how is Goring described?
(a) As a flawless dandy.
(b) As a clever, serious man.
(c) As an exceptional politician.
(d) As a dull aristocrat.

2. What does Lady Chiltern demand that Sir Robert do immediately, in Act 1, Part 3?
(a) Retire from public life.
(b) Write a letter to Mrs. Cheveley saying he will not support the Argentine Canal scheme.
(c) Throw Mrs. Cheveley out of their house.
(d) Tell Goring to leave the party.

3. Why does Goring say people are pleased to find out about other people's secrets?
(a) They like juicy gossip.
(b) It makes them feel better.
(c) It distracts public attention from their own.
(d) It gives them something to talk about.

4. What does Sir Robert tell Lady Chiltern has different laws?
(a) Men and women.
(b) England and France.
(c) Public and private life.
(d) Politics and society.

5. What does Goring say it's a good thing for most of us that life is not?
(a) Easy.
(b) Short.
(c) Long.
(d) Fair.

6. How does Mrs. Cheveley reply to Sir Robert when he asks, "What brought you into my life?"
(a) Circumstances.
(b) His wife.
(c) Her good luck.
(d) Careful planning.

7. How much does Sir Robert reveal he received from Baron Arnheim?
(a) 15,000 pounds.
(b) 110,000 pounds.
(c) A good job.
(d) Nothing.

8. Who does Mrs. Cheveley say taught her to play fairly when one has the winning cards?
(a) Sir Robert.
(b) Goring.
(c) Baron Arnheim.
(d) Lord Caversham.

9. To what flower does the author compare Mrs. Cheveley?
(a) A daisy.
(b) A tulip.
(c) A rose.
(d) An orchid.

10. According to Mabel, what is London society comprised of?
(a) Boring socialites.
(b) Beautiful geniuses.
(c) Beautiful idiots and brilliant lunatics.
(d) Brilliant idiots and beautiful lunatics.

11. According to Mrs. Cheveley, what was considered excessively vulgar and middle class in the old days?
(a) To marry for money.
(b) To attend social gatherings.
(c) To pretend to be a bit better than one's neighbors.
(d) To marry for love.

12. Who says, "I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it."
(a) Sir Robert.
(b) Lady Chiltern.
(c) Caversham.
(d) Goring.

13. In Act 2, Part 1, what event does Goring tell Sir Robert he'll be attending that evening?
(a) The Bachelor's Ball.
(b) A poker game.
(c) The Queen's Ball.
(d) A political rally.

14. Who does Mrs. Cheveley say will have the loathsome joy of dragging Sir Robert down in the mud and mire?
(a) Baron Arnheim.
(b) The English parliament.
(c) The English newspapers.
(d) Lady Chiltern.

15. In Act 1, Part 2, what does Mrs. Cheveley say everyone has?
(a) A weakness.
(b) A price.
(c) A dark side.
(d) Power.

Short Answer Questions

1. When does Act 2 take place?

2. Which character says she's a little too old now to trouble about setting a good example?

3. According to Lady Chiltern, what is the only way that people should be judged?

4. How does Lord Goring describe seeing Mrs. Cheveley at the Chiltern's party?

5. How well did Goring know Mrs. Cheveley in the past?

(see the answer keys)

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